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Mahler‐Festival — Gewandhausorchester, Petr Popelka: Weber's Die drei Pintos at Gewandhaus

Leipzig, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig — Grosser Saal

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About the Event

In Leipzig's beloved Gewandhaus, hear celebrated soloists together with the Gewandhaus Orchestra under the baton of Petr Popelka for a captivating performance of Weber's masterwork.

Concert performance

Mahler completed drafts of Carl Maria von Weber's work, which had been thrown down on paper fleetingly, to create a performable version of the comic opera Die drei Pintos (The Three Pintos). Carl von Weber's grandson, who lived in Leipzig, had offered him the task.

The symphonic works of Gustav Mahler are the focus of the 'Mahler Festival 2023', because it was in Leipzig that Mahler became the person we know today: the composer of fascinating symphonies. Leipzig and the Gewandhaus Orchestra promise a uniquely authentic setting for the festival, as Mahler spent two years of his life here and conducted the Gewandhaus Orchestra almost daily. To experience all of Gustav Mahler's symphonies and other works with 10 world‐class orchestras and leading Mahler interpreters in the city where Mahler became a symphonic composer is unique.

Program

  • von Weber, Carl Maria – Die drei Pintos – Komische Oper in drei Akten (Bearbeitung/Ergänzung von Gustav Mahler)
Program is subject to change

Artists

Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester is a German orchestra based in Leipzig, Germany. It is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the Gewandhaus.

The orchestra has a good claim to being the oldest continuing musical performing organization in Europe. In the early 19th century, Felix Mendelssohn was the kapellmeister.

Later principal conductors included Arthur Nikisch, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bruno Walter, Vaclav Neumann, and from 1970 to 1996 Kurt Masur. In 1998, Herbert Blomstedt took over the post until 2005 and will be succeeded by Riccardo Chailly.

As home to the Gewandhausorchester, the city of Leipzig possesses an orchestra of the highest world renown — one with an extraordinarily illustrious heritage spanning 275 years. In March 1743, sixteen Leipzig merchants founded a concert society, which was to shape musical history. Today, the Gewandhausorchester thrills and inspires music lovers the world over with both its passion for music and its unique, unmistakable sound.
Alongside its 70 symphonic Große Concerte per season, the Gewandhausorchester performs as the orchestra both of the Leipzig Opera — a role it has fulfilled for over 200 years — and of St. Thomas‘s Church, performing the music of JS Bach each week with the celebrated Thomanerchor. In addition, the Orchestra gives approximately 35 concerts per season all around the globe, and is documented on countless recordings. The unique diversity of the Gewandhausorchester‘s activities is a fundamental factor of Leipzig‘s international renown as ‚City of Music‘.

Singer: Hawlata, Franz
Choir: GewandhausChor
Conductor: Popelka, Petr
Bass: Pesendorfer, Albert
Tenor: Swensen, Matthew
Soprano: Müller, Annelie Sophie
Tenor: Mitterrutzner, Martin
Baritone: Stražanc, Krešimir

Address

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Augustusplatz 8, Leipzig, Germany — Google Maps

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